Objects & Places from Rappaccini's Daughter

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Object Descriptions

Padua - This is the Italian city where the story takes place.

Rappacinni's Garden - The centerpiece of this is an old cracked marble fountain with a purple flower growing next it.

Giovanni's Lodgings. - This overlooks Rappaccini's garden.

The Bouquet - Giovanni throws Beatrice this from his bedroom window.

The Fountain - Though this is cracked down the middle, water still flows from it. Giovanni thinks it has a noble quality.

The Purple Flower - Its parts have the richness of gems, illuminating the whole garden. Beatrice regards it as a kind of friend, at one point regretting that she had forgotten to give it her usual attention.

The Lizard - This dies when dew from the purple flower drips onto its body.

The Spider - Giovanni kills this when he breathes upon on it, signaling that the garden has contaminated him.

The Silver Phial -...

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